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  1. Fab Five's Final Four visit wasn't all circus

    Eamonn Brennan

    It was easy to be cynical about the Fab Five at the Final Four. From the outside, former Wolverines star (and ESPN analyst) Jalen Rose's public pressure on Chris Webber to attend the 2013 national title game, and all the fanfare that accompanied i...

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  2. Look out for ... Penn State?

    Eamonn Brennan

    On Sunday, Big Ten and consensus national player of the year Trey Burke made official his entrance into the NBA draft. There was basically nothing surprising about this decision, save maybe one thing -- the conference Burke left behind. Now that ...

    Blog | April 16, 2013
  3. Believe it or not, Cards keyed by offense

    Eamonn Brennan

    ATLANTA -- Beginning exactly one year ago today, we've known, or thought we've known, what Louisville was. Louisville was the best defensive team in the country. That's usually as far as it went. The Cardinals dominated defensively in 2012, and af...

    Blog | April 09, 2013
  4. Rapid Reaction: Louisville 82, Michigan 76

    Eamonn Brennan

    ATLANTA -- The Louisville Cardinals are your 2013 national champions after beating Michigan 82-76. Overview: It was everything a national title game should be. Great offense, great pace, great performances, great stories and, having withstood all ...

    Blog | April 08, 2013
  5. First look at Monday's championship game

    Eamonn Brennan

    ATLANTA -- For almost all of the NCAA tournament, there is at least some extended time between when a team wins and moves on and when it learns its next-round opponent -- time to digest, time to analyze, time to project. The Final Four doe...

    Blog | April 07, 2013
  6. Digging In: Michigan Wolverines

    Eamonn Brennan

    "Digging In" is our in-depth look at what makes each of the Final Four teams tick, with an assist from the coaches who scout and prep for these teams all season. Next: Michigan. Is Michigan's offense enough to win them a national title? That wa...

    Blog | April 04, 2013
  7. Four for Four: All about the guards

    Eamonn Brennan

    Four for Four is our quick look at a few things you need to know right here and now about the 2013 Final Four. We did it last April too, but I can't remember why the introduction was so long. "Guards win in the tournament." There are a lot of c...

    Blog | April 02, 2013
  8. The Sweet 16's most indispensable players

    Eamonn Brennan

    College basketball differs from the pro game in innumerable ways, so for now let's just focus on one: the importance of stars. In the NBA, especially in the postseason, star power is everything; you can't win a title without at least two All-Stars...

    Blog | March 26, 2013
  9. Observations from Saturday night's games

    Eamonn Brennan

    A handful of observations from IU-Michigan and the rest of Saturday night's college hoops action: Indiana and Michigan just played the best game of the year. No, it didn't end with a buzzer-beater finish. But that was the only thing it lacked. ...

    Blog | February 03, 2013
  10. Poll Thoughts: Michigan is No. 1

    Eamonn Brennan

    College hoops polls might be inconsequential noise, but that doesn't make the arguments any less fun. In that spirit, I present the creatively named Poll Thoughts, which you can expect every Monday until the season is over. The polls don't matter,...

    Blog | January 28, 2013
  11. Burke coolly leads title contender Michigan

    Eamonn Brennan

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- In the offseason, Trey Burke told the media he thought the Wolverines were national title contenders. At the time, it seemed like a stretch. There were questions worth asking: How good were the freshmen? Would the Wolverines defe...

    Blog | January 03, 2013
  12. Rapid Reaction: Michigan 94, N'western 66

    Eamonn Brennan

    Some quick thoughts on Michigan's wire-to-wire 94-66 drubbing of Northwestern Thursday night: Overview: Northwestern never had a chance. Any version of this Wildcats team -- even one at full strength, with injured stars Reggie Hearn and Drew Crawf...

    Blog | January 03, 2013
  13. Conference Power Rankings: Big Ten

    Eamonn Brennan

    New week, new Big Ten power rankings, new No. 1. Let's dig right in: 1. Michigan: Indiana's loss to Butler Saturday -- and the fashion in which it came -- prompted some legitimate near-term questions for the Hoosiers. But it's not like Michigan on...

    Blog | December 21, 2012
  14. Best of the Best: Most Important Players

    Eamonn Brennan

    Unlike shooting or rebounding or point guard play or the variety of other specific basketball skills we've been highlighting in our Best of the Best lists throughout this week, the category of "most important" is far trickier to quantify. It depends ...

    Blog | November 02, 2012
  15. Zeller tops preseason All-America team

    Eamonn Brennan

    One of the few things we college hoops fans can almost universally agree on about the 2012-13 season is how wide-open and unpredictable it stands to be. This is true of all college hoops seasons, more or less, but 2011-12 felt loaded at the top, far ...

    Blog | October 29, 2012
  16. Three Big Things: Michigan

    Eamonn Brennan

    In the buildup to Midnight Madness, Insider and our college hoops team are collaborating on a preview of one high-profile college hoops team per day -- based on Joe Lunardi's top 20 teams in his offseason Bracketology. We're calling it "Countdown To ...

    Blog | September 20, 2012